Picture this: The sun is warm, there’s soft wind from the Freo Doctor and you’re sitting down for Mediterranean dinner and drinks on the famous Cappuccino strip.
It’s a reality from 28th November when the new Sailing for Oranges casts its anchor and drops its drawbridge, figuratively, of course, it’s on dry land.
The story is drenched in history with the venue taking its name from the story of freesettler ship, Sophia, which docked in Fremantle in 1850. The legend goes that the summer’s heat of the voyage was so hot that sailors filled one of the sails with sea water so guests could bathe whilst eating plump european oranges.
The company behind the venture is also building their own legend. The company behind Sailing for Oranges already runs the popular Freo eatery Emily Taylor.
Executive chef, Danny Feng, is tasked with using the best local produce to make dishes that create the nostalgia and feelings of the Iberian Peninsula, the nostalgia of …wild swimming with Rosa, looking for Pablo, walking in Sevilla, and whilst the food and drinks create that, the venue itself if aiming to create a distinctly Fremantle Experience.
We’re told the methods of service have all been designed to maximize interactions between guests and staff, meaning you’ll be left with a proper West Australian experience of hospitality.
With little eateries like this springing Fremantle back into life this summer, it’s easy to see why Time Magazine listed the post city as one of the “Greatest Places of 2022”
Whilst the full menu is yet to be released, we’re sure it’s going to be packed full of fresh vegetables and fish and accompanied by the crispest and fruitest wines and spirits.
Sailing for Oranges, 33 South Terrace, Fremantle.
Open 7 Days a Week from November 28th
Friday & Saturday 7am-1am.
Make sure you don’t miss the boat! Reservations are open now.
If you like West Australia produce on your plate, check out my review of the Hearth collaboration with Analiese Gregory.